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the band saw a guide book for filers sawyers and woodworkers

by simonds manufacturing company


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...But, as some of the leading mill builders give -^ inch in a 10 inch face wheel, it seems a question of education or preference on the part of a perfectly flat faced wheel. However, it is easy to see that the more crown there is to the wheels, the more tension will be required, which means that the saw will need more hammer- ing and rolling, consequently it will not be so flat, and neces- sarily will need more kerf to clear the plate. Saws kept in this condition are more liable to crack. Uniform Tension. Perfectly uniform tension is an important factor in the care of band saws, for, if the saw has fast and loose places in it, the tendency to crack is largely increased, the fast spots cracking from undue strain, and the loose spots from constant buckling of the surplus metal. Tools. The tools required for the care of band saws are a roll, a cross-face hammer, and a round or dog-head Fig. No. I 16 Fig. No. 2 hammer, each weighing about two and one-half pounds. The face in line with the...

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